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Russian Book Market Consolidation: Is It Closing Out Smaller Players?
September 12, 2017 at 2:30 am

Larger book publishing companies in Russia attract more government support, say critics, while smaller houses struggle to keep up. The post Russian Book Market Consolidation: Is It Closing Out Smaller Players? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Polish Research: Removing Pirated Books Online Has No Impact on Legal Sales
September 11, 2017 at 2:30 am

In what seems to be inconclusive research work in Warsaw, taking pirated book copies out of the market doesn't appear to mean more legitimate book sales. The post Polish Research: Removing Pirated Books Online Has No Impact on Legal Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Ahead of the Booker Shortlist: Canongate’s Jamie Byng
September 8, 2017 at 2:30 am

'Lazy publishing,' says Canongate's Jamie Byng, 'is just a disservice to what books can be.' The publisher talks Man Booker, reading, and 'Letters Live.' The post Ahead of the Booker Shortlist: Canongate’s Jamie Byng appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

BISG’s Strategic Reinvention Prompts an Updated Board Structure
August 31, 2017 at 2:30 am

Reconstituting its board as a leaner group of sector-specific players, BISG adds new advisory assets and a council of associations to its strategy. The post BISG’s Strategic Reinvention Prompts an Updated Board Structure appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

BISG Changes Governing Structure
August 31, 2017 at 1:00 am

Among the proposed changes, which must be approved at the Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting on September 25, is reducing the number of board members from 33 to 14.

Ukraine Publishing’s Bad Year: Closures Amid a Ban on Russian Books
August 30, 2017 at 2:30 am

As publishers in Ukraine continue to struggle, the country's ban on importing Russian-language books has led to decreased consumer demand and fewer titles. The post Ukraine Publishing’s Bad Year: Closures Amid a Ban on Russian Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Kalimat Foundation’s Ara Initiative Helps Sight-Impaired Children Read
August 28, 2017 at 2:30 am

The Ara program from the Kalimat Foundation in the United Arab Emirates is working to make reading accessible to sight-impaired children in the Gulf region. The post Kalimat Foundation’s Ara Initiative Helps Sight-Impaired Children Read appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Wattpad’s New Video App, Raccoon, Launches in the US Today
August 25, 2017 at 2:30 am

Moving beyond written stories, Wattpad launches its Raccoon video app in the US. The app aims to connect with a generation of YouTube storytellers. The post Wattpad’s New Video App, Raccoon, Launches in the US Today appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

OpenBook’s China Bestseller Lists for July 2017: Fiction and Nonfiction
August 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

As our China Bestseller Lists for July go to press, OpenBook's conference in Beijing has put the 2016 value of the Chinese books market at US$21 billion. The post OpenBook’s China Bestseller Lists for July 2017: Fiction and Nonfiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Rights Watch: Rio’s Biennial Book Fair Prepares Its Agents & Business Center
August 24, 2017 at 2:25 am

The year so far shows 'modest growth' in Brazil's beleaguered market, says Marcos da Veiga Pereira ahead of Rio's book biennial and rights trading program. The post Rights Watch: Rio’s Biennial Book Fair Prepares Its Agents & Business Center appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Canadians’ Reading Habits: BookNet Sees Smartphone Reading Rising
August 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

Reading ranks fifth in BookNet Canada's newest survey of respondents' leisure-time activities, and smartphone reading is on the rise. Thirty-eight percent say their reading increased in the last year. The post Canadians’ Reading Habits: BookNet Sees Smartphone Reading Rising appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

‘Concepts of the World’: Publishing in Mexico’s Indigenous Languages
August 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

Sixty-eight indigenous languages are spoken in Mexico by almost 7 million people. Several publishers focus on this linguistic diversity and oral traditions. The post ‘Concepts of the World’: Publishing in Mexico’s Indigenous Languages appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

On the Eve of Beijing International Book Fair: ‘Exponential Growth’
August 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

The Beijing Book Fair is growing thanks to to expanding international interest in the Chinese book market and demand for a place to conduct rights business in Asia. The post On the Eve of Beijing International Book Fair: ‘Exponential Growth’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Russian Censorship Is Being Intensified; Translated Work Examined
August 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

As an American author and her Russian publisher reveal, literary censorship is ongoing, and reports indicate that Moscow is increasing its efforts. The post Russian Censorship Is Being Intensified; Translated Work Examined appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.